The '''University of Edinburgh''' (abbreviated as '''''Edin.''''' in Post-nominal letters|post-nominals
), founded in 1582,
is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world
and one of Scotland
's Ancient university|ancient universities
. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city of Edinburgh
, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town, Edinburgh|Old Town
belonging to the university.
The University of Edinburgh was ranked 17th and 21st in the world by the 2014–15 and 2015-16 QS rankings. It is now ranked 19th in the world according to 2016-17 QS Rankings.
The Research Excellence Framework
, a research ranking used by the UK government to determine future research funding, ranked Edinburgh 4th in the UK for research power,
with University of Edinburgh School of Informatics|Computer Science...